විකිපීඩියා:කාර්යාල ක්‍රියාමාර්ග

විකිපීඩියා, නිදහස් විශ්වකෝෂය වෙතින්
වෙත පනින්න: සංචලනය, සොයන්න
Nutshell.png මෙම ලිපියේ අඩංගු කරුණු සැකෙවින්: Sometimes the Wikimedia Foundation has to delete, protect or blank a page without going through the normal site/community process(es). These edits are temporary measures to prevent legal trouble or personal harm and should not be undone by any user.

Office actions are official changes made on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, by members of its office. These are removals of questionable or illegal Wikimedia content following complaints. Office actions are performed so that the end result is a legally compliant article on the subject. Neither this policy nor actions taken under it override core policies, such as neutrality.

The most common complaints are defamation, privacy violations and copyright infringement.

Short explanation[සංස්කරණය]

Because "official edits" may seem strange in the context of an openly editable encyclopedia, some common causes for confusion should be clarified:

  • Office actions are extremely rare.
  • Office actions only occur by formal complaint made off-wiki (e.g. postal mail, electronic mail, telephone, or personal meetings).
  • Grievances must be grounded in the law or be violations of Wikimedia standards. Requests for preferential treatment or attempts at intimidation are not heeded.
  • The vast majority of cases are: libel, unjustifiable invasion of personal privacy, and copyright infringement. Since these are all inappropriate on Wikimedia anyway, office actions are preventable: if you see such a violation on a wiki, correct it or delete it and there will be no cause for complaint and no need for an "office action".
    • {{blp}}, {{db-attack}}, and {{db-copyvio}} templates have been established for the correction of these problems and are useful for this.

Process[සංස්කරණය]

Office actions will be clearly indicated both during and after to prevent ambiguities. Office actions may be authorized by any representative or delegate of the Wikimedia Foundation – such as its chair (currently Ting Chen), a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, the Foundation's legal counsel, or a member of the Foundation office.

When a page is modified under this policy, the template "{{pp-office}}" will be placed prominently on the page and the page will be protected. An article may be reduced to a few sentences to remove questionable content, and people then invited to build it up to a more reputable state. This will be indicated by the template {{reset}}. In either case, the instructions on the template should be followed by everyone.

Administrators, who have the technical power to undo protections and deletions, are strongly cautioned against modifying these edits. Official statements and past incidents indicate that such unauthorized modifications will be actively reverted, and possibly the rights of the modifier will be revoked. When in doubt, consult the user applying the protection/template, or the Wikimedia Foundation.

Who initiates office actions[සංස්කරණය]

  1. Zack Exley (Chief Community Officer), Philippe Beaudette (Head of Reader Relations), Christine Moellenberndt (Community Associate), certain other senior staff members of the Wikimedia Foundation Office and the Wikimedia Foundation's legal counsel.
  2. Members of the Board of Trustees, and particularly Jimbo Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia and founder of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Currently under scrutiny[සංස්කරණය]

For images that have been deleted for copyright reasons, enter the name/description into a search engine to see what they looked like. If you see similar images bring them to the attention of the Office.

Page name How to edit Date added
Texas Instruments signing key controversy Article is available to edit except for inclusion of signing keys. If you'd like to appeal, please contact User:Philippe (WMF). 2009-10-07
Conventional PCI Article is available to edit except for inclusion of PCI Local Bus Specifications, as detailed on the article talk page. If you'd like to appeal, please contact User:Philippe (WMF). 2011-01-03
Two files, no longer in existance Two images (as described here) have been removed from the site for legal reasons. Appeal is not available in this case. [clarification needed] 2011-05-27


For an automated, up-to-date list derived from {{Pp-office}}, see Category:Wikipedia Office-protected pages.

DMCA compliance[සංස්කරණය]

In some cases, the Foundation may be required to remove content from a Wikimedia Project due to a DMCA take-down notice. In order to retain safe harbor status, the Foundation is required to comply with validly formulated notices even if they are spurious.

Wikimedia Foundation may publish the take-down request at wmf:Category:DMCA.

As a matter of policy, the Wikimedia Foundation will terminate, in appropriate circumstances, the accounts of repeat infringers as provided under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. 512).

Responding to a DMCA take down notice[සංස්කරණය]

In the event that material is removed due to a DMCA notice, the only recourse for restoring such material is to file a counter-notice with the Foundation. If you believe that a take-down notice, which has been acted upon by the Foundation, is without legal basis, please visit the following sites to learn about filing a counter-notice:

Please note that filing a counter-notice may lead to legal proceedings between you and the complaining party to determine ownership of the material. The DMCA process requires that you consent to the jurisdiction of a United States court. All notices should be sent to the Foundation's designated agent.

Originalia[සංස්කරණය]

Jimbo's original comment, from 6 February 2006
In particular,
  • "Please note that this is official policy, and reverting a WP:OFFICE may be grounds for blocking. I do not recommend that admins block for this, I'm just saying... don't revert a WP:OFFICE edit unless and until you've asked and know what you are doing. There may at times be legal reasons for this."
  • "This quick action is in no way meant to override or replace the process of community consensus. There is still plenty of time, and there are still plenty of places, for the community to discuss and replace articles in due course."
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